Adding Fractions With Like Denominators Practice

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Question 1

What is the resulting fraction when we add 1/8 and 5/8? Give the answer in the simplest form.


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Select and check your answer...

A. 6/16
B. 3/4
C. 8/6
D. 4/8

Step by Step Solution

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    Step 1

    Let's write down these fractions:

    Fractions have like denominators

    From here, we can see that we are adding fractions with like denominators.

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    Step 2

    Since the denominators are the same, we can just add the numerators together while keeping the denominators the same. This is shown below:

    Add the fractions to get (1+5)/8
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    Step 3

    Now, by adding 1 with 5, we have the fraction as 6/8:

    The fraction 6/8
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    Step 4

    Notice that we can actually simplify this fraction, by dividing both the numerator and denominator with 2. This gives the fraction, 3/4.

    Simplify the fraction
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    Step 5

    Here, we can no longer able to simplify 3/4 further. Therefore, the answer is B.